Asia Currency Guide
Asia uses a variety of country-specific currencies:
|China||Chinese Renminbi (Yuan)|
|East Timor||East Timor Centavo/US Dollar|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Dollar|
|Myanmar (Burma)||Burmese Kyat|
|North Korea||North Korean Won|
|South Korea||South Korean Won|
|Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan Rupee|
|Taiwan||New Taiwan Dollar|
|Tibet||Chinese Renminbi (Yuan)|
ATM facilities can be found throughout the major cities in Asia, but are less common in smaller towns, villages and the countryside. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling through Asia, don’t forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you travel it is important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into the local currency to have with you when you arrive. Brunei Dollars, Chinese Yuan, Hong Kong Dollars, Indian Rupees, Indonesian Rupiah, North Korean and South Korean Won, Malaysian Ringgit, Philippine Pesos, Singapore Dollars, New Taiwan Dollars and Thai Baht are all available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
If you'd like the security that a credit card offers while travelling without the risk of racking up debt, consider purchasing a pre-paid cash travel card. Cash Passports allow you to load your money in the form of Japanese Yen onto the card. Your money can then be accessed at various ATMS and used wherever MasterCard is accepted. The card has both a security pin and signature required for safe spending.